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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: *** Deadlifting 101: Instructional videos ***

What's up deadlift people? This thread will attempt to cover deadlift basics, common mistakes, and also provide some useful information about other deadlift variations. Here is the basic overview of the classic barbell deadlift..... 8u899wRnwqs And here is Mark Rippetoe's "Lengthy Analysis...

Kiknskreem‎, 11-21-2008 08:02 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Answers to Common Questions

Q: What exercise should I do for (insert body part here)? I don't know how to do (insert exercise here). A: Do a Search, please, before creating a thread. Also go here: Q: Should I use a full body...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 04:46 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner's Guide: 6 Basic Compound Lifts, and How to do Them

The core of any good exercise program should be built around the 6 basic compound lifts. These are the basis of bobybuilding, the cornerstone of hypertrophy, the mecca of mass, the.... well, you get the idea. Must you do all of these? No. Nothing is a "must". But instead of wasting...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-07-2009 10:59 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: De-Load, the Overlooked Technique

Introduction: There are countless posts on the best way to train biceps, the optimum split for getting huge, how to bench press properly, or any of a million other questions on how to become bigger, leaner, or break through plateaus. But one technique that helps achieve all of these goals...

VoxExMachina‎, 01-03-2010 11:16 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The 80/20 Rule for Lifting

Think, But Don't Over-Analyze When you are enthusiastic about bodybuilding, or any sport or hobby for that matter, you want to know everything you can about it. You want to know what's the best exercise, what rep range will give you an edge, how to best structure your split so that you eek out...

VoxExMachina‎, 02-19-2010 07:41 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Fundamentals of the Back Squat

The Fundamentals of the Back Squat The Back Squat has often been referred to as "the King of Exercises" because it uses a great deal of the body's musculature and is therefore very efficient in making you bigger and stronger. Really, squats are a full body exercise, though most people will...

VoxExMachina‎, 03-24-2011 09:10 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Bench Form Thread

We see a lot of threads asking for bench form critiques on this forum. I feel like most of these threads are made because people don’t know how to critique their own form. They just don’t know what to look for. I’m hoping to narrow that gap with this thread. I’m not going to touch on everything,...

davisj3537‎, 09-19-2013 11:41 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 11:38 AM
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Is 5x5 too much volume?

1st set is like 6 or 7/10 intensity. By the last set I’m completely dead. Takes me like 30 minutes including warmup. Always get light headed, and barely have energy left for accessories. I’m used to less volume like 3x5 or even 3x3 which I find much more manageable and enjoyable, but I...

BulkingIsHard‎, Yesterday 05:28 PM
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You can only pick one exercise per muscle group...

Once again the workout and exercise forums are kinda dead, so let’s see what exercises y’all would pick if you had to choose 1 lower, 1 upper pull and 1 upper push. Mine would be a trap bar deadlift, hammer chest press and a seated cable row.

BeginnerGainz‎, 01-15-2021 06:18 PM
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How much weight should I be lifting? Goals?

So I've been doing the fierce 5 program. I'm also on a cut, but I am trying to gain strength. I don't know what my goal should be in terms of how much weight I am lifting, but I am a beginner, so here is what I am curious about. Are the weights I am lifting good? Average? What should I aim for? ...

AdamFrostburg‎, 12-23-2020 09:00 AM
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Chin up bigger than squat

I'm wondering how unusual this is. After two years of consistent weight training, I weigh around 170lb and the most I've squatted for 5 reps is 154lb. Now I could probably do that weight for 7 reps with good form, but I haven't progressed past it yet because doing it for 4-5 sets and I'm...

RapidFail‎, 12-29-2020 03:50 PM
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If you could pick 3 back exercises....

A vertical pull, a horizontal pull and a lighter upper back exercise, what would they be? Mine would be: Vertical=Straight arm pulldown Horizontal=Chest supported row machine Upper back=Band pull aparts

BeginnerGainz‎, 11-29-2020 06:49 PM
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Can incline pressing replace the OHP for bodybuilding?

Whether it be dumbbell or barbell, I notice my left shoulder joint seems to ache every other rep I do; even if it something incredibly light like 65 lbs. I don't seem to have such issue with machine variants. If my main goal is hypertrophy, would the OHP be necessary? Lately I've been throwing...

metallick‎, 12-13-2020 04:00 PM
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Doing leg press + leg curls on days where my back isn't fully recovered?

Hello everyone, I mainly lift for hypertrophy and recreational purposes. Due to life circumstances, I typically just do full body workouts 3-4 times a week and focus on compound movements with a bit of rear delts, abs, and arm work thrown at the end (think Fierce 5 but with minor changes to rep...

metallick‎, 01-02-2021 11:19 AM
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Best workouts for the best Biceps, Chest and Abs

what is the best workout

sebmorelli05‎, 01-07-2021 11:56 AM
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is direct trap work necessary for beginners?

so the program I'm following doesn't include direct trap work, I want to build them but is it necessary to include them or are they already hit fairly hard on other lifts?

CheekyCuntt‎, 12-29-2020 05:08 PM
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Getting bored of squats; bad idea to sub in leg press for time being?

For the longest time, I really only did squats and deadlifts with the occasional leg curl for lower body training. Since the last few months of 2019, I took my squat from 285 lbs to 340 lbs. My leg development was fairly decent but in that time period, I simply grew bored of the exercise. Would it...

metallick‎, 01-10-2021 09:13 PM
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Time for a deload? Or continue progression?

Apologies for the wall of text. I hope this is one piece of the puzzle that makes it come together for me. Bear with me - thanks. Ok, I’m debating what to do next. I’ve been working out for a couple years and after making mistakes and other setbacks I’ve kind of figured out what work and what...

TryingBB‎, Today 05:27 PM
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Quad imbalance/leg extension replacement

I get that asymmetries are normal to an extent, but I feel as though I’m watching the disparity between the size of each of my outer quads get more extreme by the week, and I’m trying to figure out exactly what’s doing it. I already do single leg leg press and strength is about equal on both...

Xpiro‎, 12-14-2020 06:57 AM
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Question I got Popeye arms! help!

Hello, I plan to start working on my body, wich I never did before except for highschool P.E., and I would like to start with my skinny arms (pic attached) wich I think looks like Popeye´s, in the sense they are thin in the arm and much broader in the forearm... Any exercises recomended for...

availableuserna‎, 01-11-2021 10:08 AM
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What’s a respectable lift?

So in you’re opinion what’s classified as “strong”, “impressive”, or respectable? I might be a bit strict in my opinion, but I’d say 315lb on bench, ~455lb squat and maybe ~500lb on the deadlift (don’t have a very strong opinion on that one) is that point for me where I can claim “I’m really...

Lizzy3200‎, 12-31-2020 11:48 PM
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Would you consider knee wraps as cheating?

I personally don’t know how I feel about them. I like to do most of my base/buildup training without them then do a few months of adding lots of weight to the bar and getting used to the knee wraps again in prep for a 1rpm PR. One thing for sure is that whenever I’m in or finish a training block...

Lizzy3200‎, 01-15-2021 01:43 AM
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Loss of practice with flat bench caused it to regress?

I have sensitive shoulders to a point where the flat bench irritates my shoulder joint regardless if I press with proper form and keep my pulling volume ahead of my pressing volume. For the past month, I only did decline and incline presses (rotating between workouts) to see if it would help my...

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Question Pull-ups - what makes difference grip or how wide ?

Hello, i have a question. I want to alternate my pull-ups and i dont know what is better. What makes the most difference in muscles that are working, the style of the grip (pronated/supinated/neutral) OR the width of pull-up (narrow, shoulder-width, wide) ? I know im working back and arms at every...

Trineu‎, 01-03-2021 10:01 AM
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Home made equipment

Given half the world are in and out of lockdowns and gyms are constantly opening and closing, does anyone create their own dumbbells and excersize equipment. I was looking online and apart from a lot of places (U.K.) being out of stock of weights, they’re mega expensive at the minute Curious...

Bridean38‎, 12-23-2020 05:00 PM
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Cool 100kg bench reachable?

Evening fellers, my working set is currently 82.5kg 3x8. With this volume would I be able to hit a 100kg 1RM? I’ve used 1RM calculators and they all put me around 102-105, but think it would be useful to get advice from people with experience too.

hazzadakilla‎, 01-02-2021 12:10 PM
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Fitness centers/Personal Training

I looking into crossfit or joining la fitness for personal trainer. I have been reading a lot about the two. Crossfit says it is not really for beginners, which I am not but I'm not in top shape either. I went to LA fitness before but never used a trainer. A lot of people are saying to stay away...

JessDamato‎, 04-16-2015 08:45 AM
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Upright Rows

Does anybody intermediate and onward do these? I've heard the risk of injury is high, and that it's a less than ideal exercise, besides. However, I'd like to include a compound lift that primarily hits the medial delts, and want to go beyond just doing lateral raises to train them. ...

EliKoehn‎, 01-08-2021 08:14 AM
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How important is unilateral leg training?

Title. I’ve started playing around with rear foot elevated split squats and single leg presses myself but as always, I’m interested in seeing everyone else’s opinion on the subject.

BeginnerGainz‎, 12-31-2020 10:51 PM
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I finally FIGURED IT OUT - please help me

I have finally figured out who i am. I AM A SKINNY FAT PERSON. all the pictures of skinny fat people i see im like omg thats me. omg that looks like me. friends and coworkers are also telling me i look small, scrawny. people have said i have no butt. and its all affecting me mentally. i...

Nate2021‎, 01-14-2021 10:18 AM
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Back Day... Controlled w/ Squeeze vs Bang-it-out

Hey guys, Just had a decent back day. Its my third gym sesh in three days, so I was feeling a little fatigued. Rest day tomorrow for sure. I noticed that many back workouts can either be done very controlled, with 1) minimum trunk movement and a squeeze at the end or 2) leaning back,...

804Prince‎, 01-13-2021 02:19 AM
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